HUNGRY BURGLAR STEALS A SNACK IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley burglar must have been hungry Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owners of Sue’s Health Foods, in the 56800 block of 29 Palms Highway of Yucca Valley, discovered about 5 a.m. Monday that an unknown suspect forced open the store’s front doors, went inside and

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS, $783,000 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT ON AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest is a major budget adjustment. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… At tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s board of directors, the first action item is to discuss changing the meeting time from

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DINNER, AUCTION, AND A SHOW AT YUCCA VALLEY UNITED METHODIST SATURDAY

The United Methodist Church of Yucca Valley and Boy Scout Pack 903 will hold a spaghetti dinner, variety show, and silent auction Saturday, February 18. The dinner includes pasta (including gluten-free pasta) with sauce (with or without meat), garlic bread, salad, and beverage. Dessert is an additional dollar. Doors open

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REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES THIS SUNDAY

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual Parade of Homes happens this Sunday, February 19. Six homes have been selected for the showcase. The annual fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars to support services for area senior and disabled residents. The homes on the tour are selected for their artistic, historic, or

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY FLASHED A GUN AT WALMART

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Sunday morning after customers and employees reported that he was flashing a gun in Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the store about 12:20 a.m. for a report of a man who lifted his shirt, showing a black gun

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING HIS CHILD WITH A BELT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of hitting his child with a belt. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was at Joshua Tree Elementary School on an unrelated call when the deputy was asked to look at the child, whose shoulders and buttocks had bruises. The child

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, WE HAVE A REPORT

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night and dealt with a smorgasbord of issues ranging from demolishing a house to building a pool. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this story… The owner of a fire-damaged house on the 74000 block of Serrano Drive has 45 days to

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A BURGLARY AT A YUCCA VALLEY CIGARETTE SHOP

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at a cigarette shop in Yucca Valley early Friday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar alarm in the 56800 block of 29 Palms Highway was activated at 3:49 a.m. Video surveillances showed two suspects walked up to the front door and

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF SELLING HER NEIGHBOR’S STOLEN ITEMS ONLINE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Thursday, after she was found to be in possession of her neighbor’s stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that she found some of her stolen property listed for sale by Kimberly Weiderman, 49, on a website. A deputy contacted Weiderman

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING ON POPEYE’S CHICKEN

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says commissioners will hold a public hearing on plans for a Popeye’s Chicken, and then hear another version of the native plant inventory for Sage Estates… After the swearing-in of new commissioner John Terfehr, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission

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TWO FELONS ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Twentynine Palms convicted felon was arrested Friday, accused of being in possession of a stolen gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley about 1 p.m. to serve a warrant at the home. Deputies found Kevion

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BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING IN PALM SPRINGS

For several years now, Black Rock High School in Yucca Valley has been helping teenagers in trouble make it through school. Recently a film crew spent two years there documenting the process for the world to see. The result is “The Bad Kids,” a film that has been recognized globally

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER STANDOUT TO SIGN LETTER OF INTENT

Alexia Missett, a senior at Yucca Valley High School, will sign her National Letter of Intent Wednesday, February 15, to play soccer at Nyack College in New York. The signing is set for 3:45 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the high school. Missett has set many records in her

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JOSHUA SPRINGS BASKETBALL IN FIRST ROUND CIF PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

Both the Joshua Springs Christian School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be competing in the first round of the CIF championships. The girls’ team, which is 11-11, will play La Sierra Academy (8-10) at home tonight (Tuesday, February 14), starting at 7 p.m. The boys’ basketball team, with a

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ONE KILLED ONE MAJOR INJURY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS JOHNSON VALLEY

UPDATE: Victims were not participants.

A 55-year-old Perris man was killed in the Johnson Valley Off-Road area just after the King of the Hammers off-road race Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 1:30 p.m., Todd McLaughlin was driving a 2013 Can-Am 1000 side-by-side westbound along the ridge of

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CORONER RELEASES NAME OF MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH THURSDAY

The County Coroner has released the name of the Twentynine Palms man killed in a head-on crash in Wonder Valley Thursday. At 6:12 p.m., Nikos Lukaris, 43, was riding a 1981 600R Honda dirt bike westbound in the 86900 block of Amboy Road riding without proper lights or a helmet,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: DEVELOPMENT CODE CHANGES ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council, meeting on Monday instead of Tuesday this week due to Valentine’s Day, will consider a variety of topics ranging from demolition to tourism. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Fire is at the top of tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. Meeting a day earlier

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THREE LOCAL CHP OFFICERS CREDITED WITH SAVING A LIFE

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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MAC TO HEAR CALTRANS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

Public safety and improvements along State Route 62—focusing in Joshua Tree—will be the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… With a well-earned reputation as one of Southern California’s deadliest roadways, a driver on Highway 62 is three times more

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